Aussies Triumph at Global Audi Golf Event
ZETLAND, AUSTRALIA – Nov 28, 2012: In a thrilling final round yesterday, an Australian pair have won the 2012 Audi quattro cup global golf tournament in South Africa.
Jason Rubenstein and Giora Friede, customers of Audi Centre Sydney, won the national final in October, securing their business class seats to South Africa on 23 November to compete in the gruelling two day international final at the world famous Arabella Golf Club, Western Cape.
The pair teed off with confidence on the first day of the event, nailing a par on the course on the first day, and then followed up their strong form throughout the two day tournament, with an eagle and six birdies.
Both Rubenstein and Friede were ecstatic with the win.
“What an amazing experience - one which makes amateur golfers feel like they are playing in a professional event. We are glad to have bought the trophy back to Australia,” said Giora Friede.
Jason Rubenstein added his compliments on the professionalism of the event.
“Wow, what an unbelievable event. The tournament really is a credit to Audi!”
Over 49 countries made it into the world final this year, with thousands of players from around the globe participating in around 800 ‘minor’ state and national events which made up the backbone of the tournament this year.
The five day event staged by AUDI AG saw participants entertained by world golf trick shot champion, Geoff Swain, while Golf Professional, Bryce Easton, held a golf clinic for players before their world final, and South African band ‘Freshly Ground’ had guests dancing during the evening functions.
Ironically, both Rubenstein and Friede originally hail from South Africa and both gentlemen had played the course at Arabella Golf Club, Western Cape, on a previous occasion.
Since its inaugural season in 1991 the Audi quattro Cup has attracted more than a million participants. Only one other Australian duo has won the global final – in 2007 in Mexico.